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Inside Scientology's big defection

Title: Inside Scientology's big defection
Date: Wednesday, 4 November 2009
Publisher: The Daily Beast
Author: Kim Masters
Main source: thedailybeast.com

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What led Crash director Paul Haggis to leave the church after 35 years? Kim Masters reports on how Scientology aided his career—and then tried to milk his success. Maybe Church of Scientology leader David Miscavige had a premonition. Or maybe he’s not much of a talent spotter. But a few years back, Miscavige apparently wasn’t keen on using writer-director Paul Haggis for a series of films based on treatments by the late Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard. This was before Haggis, ... [Read the rest at thedailybeast.com]